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April 2009 Blog Posts (17)

The Real Dirt On Peat Moss

Ken Druse guest blogs over at Garden Rant about what every gardener should know about peat moss -what it is, first of all, and that "it is environmentally bankrupt".

Garden Rant blog

Added by Cornelia on April 30, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Spring Makeover: Our Expanding Urban Homestead.

This weekend we removed the last of our grass, making way for more food. Grass represents things that I'm not into, not the least of which is mowing. Last year, an old Italian lady asked me, as I offered her herloom black cherry tomatos from my front yard, "Don't you have a back yard?" Now I can answer that with, "You should see how much food I can grow back there!"

The Urban Homestead… Continue

Added by melissa krone on April 28, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Repurposed raingutters as growing containers!

Just - please - leave the Miracle Grow out of it :)

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Added by Cornelia on April 22, 2009 at 2:52pm — 8 Comments

The Future of Food Conference in Boston

Wow, lots of cool people and stuff going on

Future of Food: Transatlantic Perspectives

Sandor Katz - Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods

Cooking with a Conscience Featuring ec0-chef, author, and food-justice activist Bryant Terry (co-author of Grub: Ideas for an Urban Organic Kitchen)

King Corn screening and more!

Added by Cornelia on April 16, 2009 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Lovely bamboo tomato cages

On Ethicurian blog today

By Stephanie Paige Ogburn

I’ve always found store-bought tomato cages to be utterly unsatisfactory. First of all, there’s the aspect of price. How a garden store can reasonably charge $6.99 for a piece of cheaply soldered metal that barely holds together is beyond me. (And of course one needs six to ten of them, since a gardener’s job is… Continue

Added by Cornelia on April 15, 2009 at 5:54pm — 6 Comments

Rooftop gardens at MIT


Added by Ryan Gray on April 14, 2009 at 3:11pm — 1 Comment

Tiny House on tour!


Now is your chance to see a tiny house, feel a tiny house, be IN a tiny house. Sadly, he's not coming to my city (Boston) - maybe next year.

Jay Shafer is kind of the tiny house expert/guru, and he will be driving a tiny house from California to New York City this summer.… Continue

Added by Cornelia on April 13, 2009 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Three Chicks a Day - Blog of the day!


"Photos taken daily as they become my egg makers. And sometimes there's poop."

Added by Cornelia on April 10, 2009 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Austin Texas Funky Chicken Coop Tour

A new reason to love Austin! This is the first annual Austin Texas Funky Chicken Coop Tour. Coop owners open their homes to display their coops.


Check out the map to see the large number of participants - it's going to be hard to see them all!

Added by michael on April 8, 2009 at 11:19am — No Comments

Garden Crusader Awards - $2500 for those of you who are saving the world through gardening

Ming Nagasawa, 2007 winner in the Urban Renewal category.

The Garden Crusader Awards were created by Gardener's Supply in 2001 to honor individuals who are improving the world through gardening. These enthusiastic men and women are planting trees and flowers, growing food, creating new green spaces, and teaching their friends and neighbors… Continue

Added by Cornelia on April 7, 2009 at 10:35am — No Comments

Become a Laundry Line Advocate


"Project Laundry List is making air-drying laundry acceptable and desirable as a simple and effective way to save energy."

Added by Adelaide Hayward on April 3, 2009 at 2:41pm — 1 Comment

Don’t Bawk: The Wild and Wonderful Chicken Tractor


Don’t Bawk: The Wild and Wonderful Chicken Tractor

Posted By dpacheco On April 1, 2009 @ 11:01 pm In Garden & Agriculture | 2 Comments

Aside from the sheer pleasure of telling your friends, straight-faced, that you maintain your garden using something called a “chicken… Continue

Added by Adelaide Hayward on April 3, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Another Instructable - Cheap redneck ceramic smoker. Bring on the pulled pork!

Evidently, from the comments over there, Alton Brown should be credited for inspiring this .

Cheap redneck ceramic smoker - More DIY How To… Continue

Added by Cornelia on April 2, 2009 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Seeds and My Backyard

On Sunday, I realized that it was time to start my seeds indoors for the growing season. the last couple of years I have been sorely lacking in keeping on top of my plants. no actually just very busy and lazy about maintaining my plants in my backyard. Since I live in the city my backyard over the last couple of years has undergone major changes. first was the building of a two car garage, of which I was sorry two see two Colorado blue spruces go and a very old crab tree. The crab tree was… Continue

Added by Beth McClure on April 2, 2009 at 11:36am — No Comments

Down 2 Earth - 2nd Annual Expo in Boston this weekend!

Second Annual Down 2 Earth Expo @ Hynes April 3-5

Friday Local Bites Preview Party

Saturday List of Events from 10am-7pm

Sunday List of Events from 10am to 5pm

Don't know if I'll make the wine and foodie event on Friday, although that sounds great, but… Continue

Added by Mina on April 2, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments

Tiny House Blog

The mother lode of Tiny house goodies. Free design plans! Tiny house blogroll! Tiny house kits! Book recommendations. Gah!! Heaven!!


Now, to get a tiny house exhibit to come to Maker Faire...

Added by Cornelia on April 1, 2009 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Bucket hunter

A good reminder for finding good clean buckets for growing - or a monster batch of Kombucha!

Get project buckets for free! - More DIY How To… Continue

Added by Cornelia on April 1, 2009 at 1:43pm — 1 Comment

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